School briefs: Franklin Park, Elmwood Park and nearby areas
Updated: January 21, 2013 6:03AM
Exceptional Eagle Breakfast at East
The following students at East Leyden High School, 3400 Rose St., Franklin Park, were honored at the Exceptional Eagle Breakfast, Thursday, Dec. 13 at the school. The monthly breakfast is held to recognize students for their extraordinary effort, special achievements and academic excellence. Parents and nominating teachers also are invited to attend.
The students and the departments they represent are: Amanda Laskowski, Art; Maria Calderon, Bilingual/ESL; Penka Eneva, Business Education; A. J. Parcero, English; Samantha Martini, Family and Consumer Sciences; Jacquilyn Frausto, Family and Consumer Sciences; Mike Greco, Individual Achievement; Piotr Dabek, Industrial Technology; Caprael Jones, Literacy; Ronahy Alzagha, Mathematics; Roberto Garcia, Modern Languages; Frank Landowski, Modern Languages; Alejandra Zavala, Music; Christina Perez, Physical Education; Molly Biagi, Science; Pawel Armatys, Science; Yareli Paz, Social Studies; Eric Monette, Guided Study; Zayra Mondragon, Online Credit Recovery; Annalisa Jamnik, Theater; and Ralph Reinhofer, Student Aide.
East Illinois Sta teScholars named
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the names of the 2013-2014 Illinois State Scholars. In Illinois, 18,863 students from 749 high schools were recognized as Illinois State Scholars. District 212 has a total of 50 students who qualify as State Scholars.
Illinois’ top students elect to have test scores and high school class rank sent to ISAC for consideration in the popular program. Seniors who rank in the top 10 percent of the state’s high schools are designated as Illinois State Scholars and receive a Certificate of Achievement for their outstanding academic performance. Selection is based on SAT, ACT and/or Prairie State Achievement Exam test scores, and/or class rank at the end of junior year.
Illinois State Scholars from East Leyden are: Edessa Adde, Teresita Arciniega, Justyna Chojnowski, Todd Cruz, Anna Cylwik, Daniel DiMaso, Michael Doody, Samantha Dowiarz, Jessica Dreyer, Jory Dvorak, Araly Flores, Jesse Fuentes, Alexandra Garay, Natalia Herrera, Tomasz Karwas, Kamil Kesek, Richard Krajewski, Tomasz Kubas, Frank Landowski, Colleen Malo, Bartosz Miskowiec, Rebecca Monarrez, Danielle Piekarz, Ana Pranjic, Juan Ramirez, Rebecca Rasmussen, Ralph Reinhofer, Elissa Segura, Ernest Stapor, Tiana Stephens, Rebecca Strauss, Luis Vera and Kailyn Wnek.
“Excellent high school grades are important for laying the groundwork for future college success,” said an ISAC spokesperson. “Illinois State Scholars are the best and the brightest in our state’s high schools and we salute them, their families and their teachers on this achievement.”
First quarter h onorroll announced
These local students are among those who achieved the Honor Roll during the first quarter of Academic Year 2012-2013 at Fenwick High School, 505 W. Washington Boulevard, Oak Park.
Elmwood Park — (Class of 2013) Raymond Bargi, Paul Ciolek, Carla Garcia, Amber Gonzalez, Brittney Higgins, Giana Lollino, Christopher Mentone, Michael Munyon, Madeline Navigato, Alex Ohm, Angela Ribaudo and Gaetano Urgo; (Class of 2014) Jack Giacoma, Nicholas Hoffmeister, James Madormo, Adam Mlexzko, Connor Murray and Ilaria Tare; (Class of 2015) Andrea Biancalana, Madelyn Bilbo, Celia DiVenere, Anne Fahey, Johnathon Gharib, Joseph Mann and Stephanie Scalzitti; (Class of 2016) Marin Brajkovic, Nathaniel Jakaitis, Veronica Kalwajtys, Eryn Kulik, Arlisse Lim, Jay Militello, Daren Sia;
River Grove — (2013) Nicole Gushurst, Gwendolyn McElhattan, Samantha Tartaglia and Antonio Triggiano; (2014) Margaret Horn and Cassidy Olson; (2015) Allison Horn and Zuzanna Kania
Elmwood Park — (2013) James Oggerino; (2014) Maximillian Bzdula, Michael Kozyra, Nicholas LaBarbera, Kristen Larson, Joseph Lis, Angel Rivera and Joseph Scorpio; (2015) Alex Brzostowski, Sydney Kozyra, Michael Sugg, Alexander Szybowicz, Patrick Szybowicz and Jonathon Thomas; (2016) Jennifer Cavajal, Suzanna Lanza, Justin Mann and Victor Reyes;
River Grove — (2015) Adrian Wenc; (2016) William Malysa.
The Rev. Richard Peddicord, O.P., president of Fenwick High School; Peter Groom, principal and all of the faculty and staff congratulate these students and their families on their academic achievements.
Named to the first quarter honor roll
The following local students at St. Joseph High School, 1840 Mayfair Ave., Westchester, were named to the Honor Roll for the first quarter of the 2012-2013 academic year.
Named to the A Honor Roll were KeTyra Saunders, of Elmwood Park, Class of 2014, and Kietta Saunders, also of Elmwood Park, Class of 2014.
EPHS Illinois StateScholars named
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the names of this year’s students honored as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois State Scholar Program recognizes Illinois high school students for outstanding academic achievement. The Commission has announced that 21 students at Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., have been named Illinois State Scholars.
Students ranking in the top 10 percent of the state’s high school graduating seniors have been named Illinois State Scholars. Rankings are based on a combination of ACT and/or SAT I test score results and class rank at the end of the sixth semester in high school. While the program does not provide a monetary award, the designation as an Illinois State Scholar can be listed on applications for college admission and scholarships.
This year’s Illinois State Scholars at Elmwood Park High School are:
Michaeline Anglemire, Wesley Calderon, Domenica Camaci, Enrique Ceppi, Marisol Diaz, Alexis Foran, Katelyn Hand, Matthew Hilker, Agnieszka Knych, Megan Koeller, William Mercado, Zyrika Pellumb, Elliott Perez, Sydney Pesko, Samuel Santos, Scott Schaefer, Joseph Stocco, Jillian Stoller, John Tito, Gabrielle Uvelli and Patrick Zeglinski.